“Mineral is something of our bodies, because bones are made of calcium that belongs to the world surrounding us; mineral is the part of our bodies that is most stable and which can last over time. Bone remains can be found, while our flesh and fluids disappear sooner. In minerals, in marble, there is a stability, and it is not a coincidence that this stone has been used for centuries in sculpture; its whiteness is something that belongs to us, to our bodies, like our bones. The interest we have for things that surround us is always related to wanting to understand reality, and it is an understanding that is filtered through our bodies. We breathe minerals, we breathe dust, we breathe sand. It is something that is part of our lives, and each of our breaths are sculpture because their forms have the physical and chemical composition of air and when we inhale we create a volume.”
–Giuseppe Penone in conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Abitare il Minerale, Castello di Rivoli, May 17, 2017
“Intra-actions are practices of making a difference, of cutting together-apart, entangling-differentiating (one move) in the making of phenomena. Phenomena—entanglements of matter/ing across spacetimes—are not in the world, but of the world.”
“Ontological indeterminacy, a radical openness, an infinity of possibilities, is at the core of mattering. How strange that indeterminacy, in its infinite openness, is the condition for the possibility of all structures in their dynamically reconfiguring in/stabilities. Matter in its iterative materialization is a dynamic play of in/determinacy. Matter is never a settled matter. It is always already radically open. Closure cannot be secured when the conditions of im/possibilities and lived indeterminacies are integral, not supplementary, to what matter is. Nothingness is not absence, but the infinite plentitude of openness.”
–Karen Barad, What Is the Measure of Nothingness? Infinity, Virtuality, Justice. 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts | N°099. dOCUMENTA (13), Hatje Cantz Publishing, 2012Continue Reading..